LOVE HARDER , EAT BETTER & EXPLORE FURTHER
Yah we're pretty damn cheesy. Please, please, please get the pun.
I’m letting my husband (yah, it sure is fun to say that) handle a G-rated wedding and honeymoon recap, while I take on the morning of. YES - we put on a little group trail run at Blevins’ Gap Preserve in Huntsville, Alabama. These are trails we met on last year in July and come back to for Wednesday night trail runs.
Well, Luke comes back, I have a tendency to only roll my ankle here so I avoid it like the plague these days.
Saturday - Wedding Day - Morning
5:45 AM - Alarm goes off, at Jess and Mike’s house where I spent the night. Yes, we followed that silly tradition of not staying together the night before the wedding. Oh well, at least we try to put on the charade. It worked out since we decided to have a big, silly fight right before I left anyway.
5:50 AM - Running shoes tied, just light enough out to see and a charged iPod. Good to go. Definitely needed to get away on my own and just enjoy the quiet the morning of the big event. Uneventful and hilly 8 miles does the soul good. So does strong coffee and puppy kisses from Nacho and Pika [Jess & Michael’s Cattle Dogs].
8:00 AM - Meeting everyone at Blevins’ Gap.
GOODNESS was I in a great mood. After seeing a good bunch of Huntsville peeps already running up Cecil Ashburn I was super excited to see lots of lovely people pull into the parking lot. Liz, Todd and Mike from my Highland City Striders in MA, Jackie and Jeff and the Floof all the way in from Atlanta, my Aunt, Uncle and my Dad, and even a whole bunch of the Hough clan. I took off a little early to get to the overlook to make sure I got pictures of everyone. I headed back down the short way with Liz, Todd and Mike and were quickly caught by Jackie and Jeff and my favorite poodle this side of the Mississippi. We charged down the mountain (ankle-sprain-free).
Luke and his best man had taken it a little slower to start pulling the ribbon off the trail we had used to mark the turns. I caught up with everyone in the parking lot before grabbing a water and heading back up trail to catch up with my family finishing off the Hike. I think I nearly killed my Dad … but HA! he got on a trail for me. And then I got him in a suit for me!
10:00 AM - Noon
I spend the rest of the morning freaking out, shaving my legs, making our bouquets, trying to pack for the honeymoon and in a fair amount of terror. Eventually I made it into a car and to the venue and finally into a very nice Bloody Mary. And [very organized] CHAOS commenced.
TO BE CONTINUED......
Luke Hough & Liz Canty
Liz Canty and Luke Hough. Co-habitants who like to run, race, explore and drink much too expensive beer. Read along through the awesome, the sweaty, the daily life and the occasional bickering over which running shoes are the best…